HIGH FIVE/low five
Daily Fantasy can be quite the grind! Let us do the grinding for you with “High Five/Low Five”. Each day we help put you in the money by presenting you with FIVE of the “top-tier” plays, as well as a quick list of FIVE “value plays”. Washington Wizards‘ PG John Wall flies high as Sunday’s top Daily Fantasy Basketball play of the night.
Let’s rip it up.
Point Guard: John Wall, WAS ($9,400): John Wall of the Washington Wizards has been locked into “Beast Mode” lately, with five straight games over 40 FPs, topping 50 FPs in three of those games. As usual, Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings won’t be slowing anyone down significantly, let alone a player of Wall’s caliber. Wall should reach close to value this evening, and should be the top scorer among point guards tonight.
Shooting Guard: Jamal Crawford, LAC ($6,900): Even with Chris Paul returning to the Los Angeles Clippers lineup today, Crawford should retain much of the value he’s held over the past weeks, especially against a Philadelphia Sixers’ team that ranks just 25th vs. the SG position in the past 15 days. This game has an insane over/under of 220 points and has blowout potential — but don’t let that scare you away — the Clippers starters should have no problem getting their numbers even if their run is limited.
Small Forward: Trevor Ariza, WAS ($6,900): Ariza finds himself in a great spot tonight against the Sacramento Kings, who are among the leagues worst against the SF position. Ariza doesn’t reach value very often, but he sits at a price point that makes him easier to fit in your lineup than a few of the more expensive players at the SF spot, who could very well get you the same amount of FPs that Ariza will. He’ll also provided a better guarantee for 25-30 FPs than any of the players below him.
Power Forward: Blake Griffin, LAC ($9,800): Similar to Jamal Crawford, I don’t expect Blake Griffin’s value to take much of a hit with CP3 back in the lineup, not with such a ridiculous over/under. Blake should be a lock for 40-50 FPs tonight against the league-worst Sixers’ defense and a big part of your lineups tonight.
Also consider: Zach Randolph, MEM ($8,100)
Center: DeMarcus Cousins, SAC ($9,500): There’s no stopping DeMarcus Cousins since his return from injury. In three games, he’s posted 52.7, 47, and 48.2 FPs and it hasn’t mattered who the opposing center was or how good of a defender they are. If you’re paying up at center tonight, you pay up for DeMarcus Cousins and you don’t think twice. Not only does he represent the top play at his position, but maybe overall. Don’t be afraid to Boogie.